I wanted to highlight this remarkable site from the Chicago Tribune. The blog, which will be hosted for a year and has the hashtag #trib2014, hosts reader photos from Instagram and enables participation through developing weekly themes. The newspaper’s staff are curating the site, but the visuals and captions are stunning. The weekly themes allow for a higher level of audience participation and give readers something to focus on rather than asking for their own images of a generic subject. Have a look at the below images from the blog. I can’t wait for someone to do this type of thing in the Gulf (just so you know, I’m extremely patient).
We felt we needed to stick with the cold theme in some form, so let's do icy. The wind chill is -40 so there's plenty of opportunity, but remember to do it looking out a window or when it's safe to do so. Anything that shows cold pretty much qualifies. Use hashtag #trib2014 and we may feature some in our feed. Also, we may feature one or more photos in our new #trib2014 blog at bit.ly/trib2014.